WAWONA (schooner)

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Dock, foot of Densmore St., Seattle, Washington

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Schooner WAWONA

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

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Description 

WAWONA is one of two large wooden three-masted lumber schooners known to be preserved from scores built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for service in the West Coast lumber trade. Her builder, Hans D. Bendixsen, was well known in his time for the superior construction of his vessels, and it is perhaps some testimony to his ability that the other surviving lumber schooner, C.A. Thayer (National Maritime Museum, San Francisco), was also built by him. She is a rare, intact representative of a type of sailing vessel once very common on the West Coast. She was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-14)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1970
Reference number
70000643
Architectural style
Other architectural type; schooner
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Water-related
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant year
1897

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